Sclerotherapy can be used to minimize the appearance of spider veins. During the procedure different FDA-approved type solutions are injected into the vein. After the procedure, a compression dressing will be applied to the site, you will be asked to wear compression stockings for the first 48 hours. The number of treatments needed differs from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the problem. The treatment of small spider veins is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Although sclerotherapy is a safe procedure that has been successfully performed for many years, there are certain risks and side effects associated with any medical procedure. Some of these side effects include lumpy, hard veins, raised red areas, brown lines or spots, swelling, allergic reactions or infection. Your doctor will discuss these side effects with you and answer any other concerns you may have about the sclerotherapy procedure.
Most patients with spider or varicose veins are good candidates for sclerotherapy, although the procedure should not be performed on pregnant women or patients who have had a blood clot in the past. If you are interested in the sclerotherapy procedure, please call us today to schedule a consultation.
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